Today I am continuing my series on the Fruit Of The Spirit! If you've missed any of my previous posts in this series, you can find them on the Index page or by looking under the "Labels" heading in the right-hand column. You can also use the search function!
Remember, these letters are free to share with your sponsored children! Feel free to copy and paste, editing the parts in bold to suit your/your child's needs!
Greetings in Jesus' Name, my little prince/princess!
Once again, I am happy to be able to share another letter about the Fruits of the Spirit with you. So far, I have written about Love, Joy, Peace, and Patience. So today, I want to talk about KINDNESS.
What is KINDNESS? The meaning of kindness is being caring, helpful, and considerate of others. The best way I can explain kindness, is to tell you about something that happened to me. A few years ago, I got sick and had to go to the hospital. I was allowed to come home the next day, but I was very tired and not able to do very much. I was surprised when I heard someone knocking on my door. A lady from the church had heard that I was sick, and she came to visit me and make sure that I was okay. She brought me soup, biscuits, and also made sure that I was taking the medicine the doctor had given me. I believe that it was because of her kindness to me, that I recovered so quickly. I will always be grateful that she took the time to listen to God and show me kindness. (You can edit this part to tell a story of a time when someone was kind to you!)
The Bible says in Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other just as God in Christ forgave you." God wants us to be kind to others, because God Himself has been kind to us!
Not only does God want us to be kind to each other, He also wants us to speak kindly to others as well. Proverbs 16:24 says, "Kind words are like honey: sweet to the soul and healthy for the body."
Today, I have a special mission for you. It's a Kindness Challenge! I am sending you four bookmarks. Use scissors to cut out the bookmarks. If you don't have scissors at home, you can ask an adult at your Compassion center to help you cut them apart. You can keep one of the bookmarks for yourself. Then, my challenge for you is to find three children at your Compassion center who don't have sponsors yet, or who don't get any letters from their sponsors. Give them a bookmark and tell them that Jesus loves them and that someone in (sponsor's country) is praying for them! The next time you write to me, you can let me know if you were able to complete the challenge. I look forward to hearing all about it!
I love you so much (Name)... I am so proud of you and I know that God has given you a kind heart!
Love, (your name)
Along with this letter, I included the Lemon/Kindness coloring page as found at Christian Preschool Printables.
And there's a selection of gorgeous free printable bookmarks at BookmarkBee.com, including some with crosses!
*Note: As always, we recommend that you stay away from Halloween or monster-themed bookmarks for your Compassion children!